Real vs. Steal

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While I was still majorly crushing for the “Pistol” boots, somehow Acne‘s “Jensen” chelsea boot has managed to gain quite some popularity in the fashion world, especially among fashion bloggers. You really have to leave it to Acne to only have to tweak a few minimal details on a simple boot design here and there and – BOOM! – bestseller! I love all the pointy details of the Jensen boot, just not its price of $560!

Acne Studios Jensen Ankle Boots in black and beige

Acne Studios Jensen Ankle Bootsls
($560, Nordstrom)

Also available at Saks Fifth Avenuels, Shopbopls, Foward by Elyse Walker, Acne Studios, Barneysls, Net-A-Porterls, S|Sense, Bergdorf Goodmanls, MyTheresa, Monnier Frères & Matches Fashionls.

Style Bloggers Love Acne Studios

Personal style bloggers such as Helena (Brooklyn Blonde), Lee (FIGTNY), Melanie (The Tia Fox) and Julia (Gal meets Glam) have all been spotted wearing Acne Studios Jensen Ankle Boots.

Helena (Brooklyn Blonde), Lee (FIGTNY), Melanie (The Tia Fox) and Julia (Gal meets Glam) wearing Acne Studios Jensen Ankle Boots

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Sacha Pointed-Toe Chelsea Ankle Boots

Update (09/05/2017): Discovered these lovely Acne look-a-like chelsea boots at Sacha which cost €119.99 and come in pebbled black leather, khaki green suede or silver metallic. Really like these!

Sacha Pointed-Toe Chelsea Ankle Boots in black and khaki suede (Acne Jensen dupes)

Sacha Pointed-Toe Chelsea Ankle Boots
(€119.99, Sacha)

Treasure & Bond “Easton” Pointed-Toe Chelsea Booties

Update (07/31/2017): Possibly stumbled upon the most gorgeous Acne Jensen dupes EVER today! Check out these uber-fab chelsea ankle boots by Treasure & Bond! Price: $119.95 and also available in a cool leopard print calf hair version. Love, love, loooooove!

Treasure & Bond "Easton" Pointed-Toe Chelsea Booties in black and burgundy (Acne Studios Jensen dupes)

Treasure & Bond “Easton” Pointed-Toe Chelsea Booties
($119.95, Nordstrom)

Express Faux Suede Pointed Toe Booties

Update (02/09/2017): Spotted these lovely Acne Jensen inspired faux suede booties at Express today. Price: $59.90. Steal deal alert!

Express Faux Suede Pointed Toe Booties in black (Acne Studios Jensen dupes)

Express Faux Suede Pointed Toe Booties
($59.90, Express)

Spurr “Piper” Ankle Boots

Update (02/09/2017): Also came across these Jensen look-alike chelsea booties by Spurr which come in either black, taupe or black faux suede and cost $69.95 AUD.

Spurr "Piper" Ankle Boots in taupe faux suede and black (Acne Studios Jensen dupes)

Spurr “Piper” Ankle Bootsls
($69.95 AUD, The Iconic)

Forever 21 Faux Leather Ankle Boots

Update (12/29/2016): Didn’t expect Forever 21 to come up with such a spot-on and totally gorgeous Acne Jensen boot dupe, but hey I’m not complaining! Price: $32.90, so get this steal deal while it’s still available.

Forever 21 Pointed-Toe Metal Tip Chelsea Booties in black (Acne Studios Jensen dupes)

Forever 21 Faux Leather Ankle Boots
($32.90, Forever 21)

Also at Forever 21 (UK) & Forever 21 (EU).

And Other Stories Pointed-Toe Leather Chelsea Boots

Update (12/25/2016): Spotted these amazing Acne Jensen boot dupes at And Other Stories today. The only noticeable difference is the missing metal toe cap, otherwise they’re pretty much identical. Also, these chelsea boots are pretty reasonably priced at $155 and come in either black smooth leather or black and burgundy suede. So in love with these booties!

And Other Stories Pointed-Toe Leather Chelsea Boots in black and burgundy suede (Acne Studios Jensen dupes)

And Other Stories Pointed-Toe Leather Chelsea Boots
($155, & Other Stories)

Marc Fisher LTD “Yalyn” Metal Studded Leather Chelsea Booties

Update (11/30/2016): Stumbled upon these almost identical Acne Jensen dupes by Marc Fisher LTD which have star-shaped stud-details in the back that look a lot like Valentino (see here for comparison). Plus, they’re currently on sale for $109.99 at Amazon (down from $199).

Marc Fisher LTD Yalyn Metal Studded Leather Chelsea Booties in black (Acne Studios Jensen dupes)

Marc Fisher LTD “Yalyn” Metal Studded Leather Chelsea Bootiesamazon
($109.99, Amazon)

Also at 6pm, Lord & Taylorls & Marc Fisherls.

Bronx “Carter” Pointed-Toe Chelsea Ankle Boots

Update (11/11/2016): Discovered these spot-on Jensen dupes by Bronx which look so much like the real deal, but cost so much less. Steal deal alert!

Bronx "Carter" Pointed-Toe Chelsea Ankle Boots in black (Acne Studios Jensen dupes)

Bronx “Carter” Pointed-Toe Chelsea Ankle Bootsamazon
(£103.24, Amazon.co.uk)

Also available at Amazon.deamazon & About You.

Buffalo Pointy Chelsea Boots

Update (11/11/2016): Also spotted these amazing Acne Jensen look-alike booties by Buffalo today and just had to share them with you.

Buffalo Pointy Chelsea Boots in taupe suede and black (Acne Studios Jensen dupes)

Buffalo Pointy Chelsea Boots
(€40, Buffalo)

Also available at Zalando, Otto & About You.

Bianco Pointed-Toe Chelsea Ankle Boots

Update (11/11/2016): This Bianco bootie lacks the metal cap to be a perfect Acne dupe, but otherwise the design is pretty much spot-on!.

Bianco Pointed-Toe Chelsea Ankle Boots in black (Acne Studios Jensen dupes)

Bianco Pointed-Toe Chelsea Ankle Boots
(€127.95, Zalando)

Sixtyseven “Emilia” Pointed-Toe Chelsea Ankle Boots

Update (11/11/2016): I also like these suede ankle booties by Sixtyseven which also remind me of the Acne Jensen chelsea boots heavily. Available in black or brown suede for under €80.

Sixtyseven "Emilia" Pointed-Toe Chelsea Ankle Boots in brown and black suede (Acne Studios Jensen inspired)

Sixtyseven “Emilia” Pointed-Toe Chelsea Ankle Boots
(€79.95, Zalando)

Also available in black smooth leather at Görtz.

Guess “Safarri” Pointy Ankle Booties

Update (11/11/2016): And here’s another Acne inspired ankle boot! It’s by Guess, comes in various colors and uppers and is currently on sale for $44.99 at Amazon (was $139).

Guess "Safarri" Pointy Ankle Booties in black (Acne Studios Jensen inspired)

Guess “Safarri” Pointy Ankle Bootiesamazon
($44.99, Amazon)

Also available at 6pm, Guessls, Guess (Canada)ls, Amazon.co.ukamazon, Amazon.deamazon, Amazon.framazon & Omoda.

Old Navy Faux-Leather Pointy Ankle Boots

Update (08/29/2016): Here’s another lovely and budget-friendly Acne Jensen alternative I discovered today at Old Navy. Looks so much like the real deal, but costs only $26 (sale price)!

Old Navy Faux-Leather Pointy Ankle Boots in black (Acne Studios Jensen dupe)

Old Navy Faux-Leather Pointy Ankle Boots
($26, Old Navy)

Steve Madden “Anella” Pointed-Toe Ankle Boots

Update (08/24/2016): Came across these lovely suede chelsea boots by Steve Madden which are a great alternative to the Acne Jensen booties above. Available in black or taupe suede for $49.98 (sale price!).

Steve Madden "Anella" Pointed-Toe Ankle Boots in taupe and black suede (Acne Studios Jensen dupes)

Steve Madden “Anella” Pointed-Toe Ankle Bootsls
($49.98, Steve Madden)

NA-KD Pointy Chelsea Boots

Update (07/14/2016): Just spotted these fab and budget-friendly faux leather Acne Jensen boot dupes at NA-KD. Price: $19.32.

NA-KD Pointy Chelsea Boots in black and faux suede (Acne Studios Jensen dupes)

NA-KD Pointy Chelsea Bootsls
($19.32, NA-KD)

Human Premium “Dena” Pointed-Toe Ankle Boots

Update (04/29/2016): And here’s another stylish Acne Studios Jensen boot look-alike! By Human Premium, price: $119.97 AUD (sale price!), available in black leather or tan suede.

Human Premium "Dena" Pointed-Toe Ankle Boots in black and tan suede (Acne Studios Jensen knockoffs)

Human Premium “Dena” Pointed-Toe Ankle Bootsls
($111.97 AUD, StyleTread)

Alias Mae “Dexter” Pointed-Toe Ankle Boots

Update (03/16/2016): Stumbled upon another great Acne Studios Jensen dupe today! These pointy ankle boots by Alias Mae retail for $219.95 AUD and come in various colors and uppers.

Alias Mae "Dexter" Pointed-Toe Ankle Boots (Acne Studios Jensen dupes)

Alias Mae “Dexter” Pointed-Toe Ankle Bootsls
($153.97 AUD, The Iconic)

Marc Fisher LTD “Yale” Pointy Toe Chelsea Booties

Luckily, I’ve pretty much found the perfect Acne Jensen dupe in these chelsea boots by Marc Fisher LTD which retail for less than one third of the real deal’s price and are available in an array of colors and uppers. Score!

Marc Fisher LTD "Yale" Pointy Toe Chelsea Booties (Acne Studios Jensen dupes)

Marc Fisher LTD “Yale” Pointy Toe Chelsea Bootiesamazon
($179, Amazon)

Also available at Lord & Taylorls, Nordstromls, Zappos, 6pm, Marc Fisherls, Bloomingdale’s, Belk & Nordstrom Rack.

Image source(s): Net-A-Porter, S|Sense, Brooklyn Blonde, FIGTNY, The Tia Fox, Gal meets Glam, Sacha, Nordstrom, Express, The Iconic, Forever 21, & Other Stories, Lord & Taylor, Buffalo, About You, Old Navy, Zalando, Steve Madden, NA-KD, StyleTread, Alias Mae, Marc Fisher

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Update: This post has been updated on August 30, 2017. Scroll down to see the new adds.

Does this sound familiar? You see something and are really turned off by it first, but then, the more you look at it, the more it grows on you until you become obsessed with it? That happens to me quite often I must admit. In almost every case it’s a shoe which I first hate, then like and finally LOVE! The last time this happened to me was with these lace-up ankle boots by Ann Demeulemeester.

Ann Demeulemeester Spring 2009 black lace up ankle boots

Ann Demeulemeester Leather Open-Front Lace-Up Ankle Bootsls
($780, Saks Fifth Avenue)

Also available at Forward by Elyse Walker, S|Sense, Farfetchls, Vestiaire Collective & The RealReal.

When I first saw them, I thought they were way too clunky for a woman’s feet. But I couldn’t help but be fascinated by them, so I decided to give them another chance and googled them. Sometimes, in order to be able to see a shoe’s full potential, you have to see it on a person’s feet. That was definitely the case with the Ann Demeulemeester lace-up boots. The moment I saw the models flaunting them in a mini dress, I was irrevocably in LOVE!

Ann Demeulemeester Spring 2009 black lace up ankle boots

Ann Demeulemeester Spring 2009

I couldn’t find any celebrities rocking these beauties, but fashion editors and style bloggers like Jane of Sea of Shoes happen to love them as much as me.

Chinese Laundry “Beckie” Lace-Up Peep-Toe Booties

Update (08/30/2017): Check out these lovely lace up heels by Chinese Laundry! They’d also be a great and budget-friendly alternative to the pricey Ann D designer boot version above. On sale for $55.99 and available in black, tan and silver metallic. Steal deal alert!

Chinese Laundry "Beckie" Lace-Up Peep-Toe Booties in black and tan suede (Ann Demeulemeester dupes)

Chinese Laundry “Beckie” Lace-Up Peep-Toe Bootiesamazon
($55.99, Amazon)

Also available at 6pm, Chinese Laundry & Tobi.

H&M Shoes with Open Lacing

Update (08/30/2017): Also spotted these budget-friendly lace-up heels at H&M which would be a decent Ann D. look for less alternative. Price: $39.99.

H&M Shoes with Open Lacing in black faux suede (Ann Demeulemeester dupes)

H&M Shoes with Open Lacing
($39.99, H&M)

Lipstik “Tradgic” Lace Up Open-Toe Booties

Update (04/19/2016): Discovered another gorgeous and spot-on Ann Demeulemeester look-alike today! These lace-up open-toed booties by Lipstik come in tan and black faux leather and cost $99.95 AUD.

Lipstik "Tradgic" Lace Up Open-Toe Booties in tan and black (Ann Demeulemeester knockoffs)

Lipstik “Tradgic” Lace Up Open-Toe Bootiesls
($99.95 AUD, The Iconic)

Steve Madden “Temptng” Lace Up Open Toe Booties

Update (01/29/2016): Spotted these fab and super similar lace up boots by Steve Madden which come in black or taupe leather and cost $64.99 (sale price!).

Steve Madden "Temptng" Lace Up Open Toe Booties in stone and black (Ann Demeulemeester dupes)

Steve Madden “Temptng” Lace Up Open Toe Bootiesamazon
($64.99, Amazon)

Also available at 6pm, Dune London, Tobi, Nordstromls, Nordstrom Rack & Selfridges.

Yoki “Brie” Lace-Up Open-Toe Booties

Update (01/29/2016): Here’s a faux suede Ann D. look-alike version by Yoki which comes in either black or beige for $44.99.

Yoki "Brie" Lace-Up Open-Toe Booties in beige and black faux suede (Ann Demeulemeester knockoffs)

Yoki “Brie” Lace-Up Open-Toe Booties
($44.99, Shiekh)

Also available at Amazonamazon.

Kendall + Kylie “Ginny” Lace Up Open Toe Booties

Update (01/29/2016): And if you’ve ever hoped to find a stiletto version of the Ann Demeulemeester booties, check out these fab new lace-up boots by Kendall + Kylie which are available in black and grey taupe suede for $143.28 (sale price!).

Kendall + Kylie "Ginny" Lace Up Open Toe Booties in black suede (Ann Demeulemeester dupes)

Kendall + Kylie “Ginny” Lace Up Open Toe Booties
($143.28, Bloomingdale’s)

Also available at Revolve, Saks Fifth Avenuels, Nordstromls, Shopbopls & Office.

Breckelle’s Tina-15 Open-Toe Lace-Up Booties

Update (11/19/2015): Discovered this fab and super budget-friendly Ann Demeulemeester dupes by Breckelle’s today! They’re available in black, white, beige and tan faux leather and can be yours for a little over $30! Steal deal alert!

Breckelle's Tina-15 Open-Toe Lace-Up Booties in black (Ann Demeulemeester knockoffs)

Breckelle’s Tina-15 Open-Toe Lace-Up Bootiesamazon
($31.90, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at ZooShoopjx, eBayeBay & Amazon #2amazon.

Therapy “Natalee” Peep-Toe Lace-Up Booties

Update (11/19/2015): Another fab alternative are these lace-up booties by Therapy which cost $63.96 AUD and look a lot like the real deal.

Therapy "Natalee" Peep-Toe Lace-Up Booties in black (Ann Demeulemeester knockoffs)

Therapy “Natalee” Peep-Toe Lace-Up Bootiesls
($63.96 AUD, StyleTread)

Mollini “Jofan” Open-Toe Lace-Up Ankle Boots

Update (08/14/2015): Well, hello there best Ann Demeulemeester dupes EVER! Seriously, just how awesome and spot-on are these open-toe lace-up boots by Mollini?! I love ’em! They’re not cheap, but so close to the real deal. Available in either black, tan or cream white.

Mollini "Jofan" Open-Toe Lace-Up Ankle Boots in black (Ann Demeulemeester knockoffs)

Mollini “Jofan” Open-Toe Lace-Up Ankle Bootsls
($139.97 AUD, StyleTread)

Also available at The Iconicls & Wanted Shoes.

Tony Bianco “Kinston” Peep-Toe Lace-Up Boots

Update (08/07/2015): I don’t think I’ve been so excited about finding an Ann Demeulemeester dupe since JC’s Corset Heels in 2009. Now isn’t the “Kinston” by Tony Bianco an awesome alternative to the real Ann D. boots above or what? So spot-on! I love this one!

Tony Bianco "Kinston" Peep-Toe Lace-Up Boots in black (Ann Demeulemeester knockoffs)

Tony Bianco “Kinston” Peep-Toe Lace-Up Bootsls
($120 AUD, Tony Bianco)

Tony Bianco “Mixa” Peep-Toe Lace-Up Boots

Update (08/07/2015): Apparently, one Ann D. dupe is not enough, so Tony Bianco decided to do another one. Enter “Mixa”.

Tony Bianco "Mixa" Peep-Toe Lace-Up Boots in black (Ann Demeulemeester knockoffs)

Tony Bianco “Mixa” Peep-Toe Lace-Up Bootsls
($219.95 AUD, Tony Bianco)

Forever 21 Lace-Up Over-The-Knee Boots

Update (07/28/2015): Great news! Forever 21‘s Ann Demeulemeester dupes are now available in an OTK boot version. So fab, right?

Forever 21 Lace-Up Over-The-Knee Boots in charcoal black and taupe (Ann Demeulemeester knockoffs)

Forever 21 Lace-Up Over-The-Knee Boots
($44.90, Forever 21)

Also available at Forever 21 (Canada)ls, Forever 21 (UK) & Forever 21 (EU).

Forever 21 Lace-Up Peep-Toe Booties

Update (06/27/2015): RESTOCK ALERT! Now look at these lovely lace-up booties booties which have finally been restocked at Forever 21 just recently. So cool, right? They totally reminded me of the Ann Demeulemeester booties above. They’re available in either black, brown or olive (my personal fave!). But better be fast this time, these shoes are flying off the shelves!

Forever 21 Lace-Up Peep-Toe Booties in black and olive (Ann Demeulemeester knockoffs)

Forever 21 Lace-Up Peep-Toe Booties
($32.90, Forever 21)

Also available at Forever 21 (Canada)ls, Forever 21 (UK) & Forever 21 (EU).

Pink Inc “Tide” Peep-Toe Lace-Up Booties

Update (05/22/2015): Now look at these fabulous Ann D. inspired Pink Inc lace-up booties! Love, love, love! I’m usually not a big fan of white shoes, but these white booties here are kinda hot! Available in white and black leather and black suede for $119.95 AUD.

Pink Inc "Tide" Peep-Toe Lace-Up Booties in white and black (Ann Demeulemeester knockoffs)

Pink Inc “Tide” Peep-Toe Lace-Up Bootiesls
($119.95 AUD, The Iconic)

Mollini “Jimmy” Perforated Lace-Up Open-Toe Booties

Update (05/22/2015): Also spotted these perforated Ann Demeulemeester alternatives by Mollini today. Available in tan, black and white leather.

Mollini "Jimmy" Perforated Lace-Up Open-Toe Booties in tan and black (Ann Demeulemeester knockoffs)

Mollini “Jimmy” Perforated Lace-Up Open-Toe Bootiesls
($139.97 AUD, StyleTread)

Forever 21 Perforated Lace-Up Peep Toe Booties

Update (05/22/2015): Speaking of perforated lace-up booties: here’s another version by Forever 21. Available in black, brown and khaki for a steal price of $34.90!

Forever 21 Perforated Lace-Up Peep Toe Booties in black and brown (Ann Demeulemeester knockoffs)

Forever 21 Perforated Lace-Up Peep Toe Booties
($34.90, Forever 21)

Jeffrey Campbell “Cors” Lace-Up Peep-Toe Booties

Update (07/17/2014): Jeffrey Campbell just won’t let this Ann Demeulemeester boot go. And here we go again with yet another dupe! Available in black, brown and wine red suede.

Jeffrey Campbell "Cors" Lace-Up Peep-Toe Booties in wine red and black suede (Ann Demeulemeester knockoffs)

Jeffrey Campbell “Cors” Lace-Up Peep-Toe Bootiesls
($99, Shopbop)

Also available at Jildor, Nordstromls, Amazonamazon, Footnotescj, Ashbury Skies & Anthropologie.

Jeffrey Campbell “Meriwidow” Lace-Up Boots

Update (01/30/2014): Here’s yet another Ann Demeulemeester bootie dupe coming from Jeffrey Campbell. This one’s a little bulkier than the others and comes in either black or ivory leather.

Jeffrey Campbell "Meriwidow" Lace-Up Boots in black (Ann Demeulemeester knockoffs)

Jeffrey Campbell “Meriwidow” Lace-Up Boots
($169.95, Ashbury Skies)

Jeffrey Campbell “Contessa” Lace-Up Open-Toe Boots

Update (01/30/2014): And one more dupe by Jeffrey Campbell to add to the list. How do you like this one?

Jeffrey Campbell "Contessa" Lace-Up Open-Toe Boots in black suede (Ann Demeulemeester knockoffs)

Jeffrey Campbell “Contessa” Lace-Up Open-Toe Boots
($208, Revolve)

Steven by Steve Madden “SCANDLUS” Lace-Up Open-Toe Booties

Update (09/18/2013): Et voilà, I also discovered these open-toe booties by Steven by Steve Madden which would be great alternatives to the Ann D. boots. Available in black and tan leather.

Steven by Steve Madden "Scandalous" Lace-Up Open-Toe Booties in black (Ann Demeulemeester knockoffs)

Steven by Steve Madden “SCANDLUS” Lace-Up Open-Toe Bootiesamazon
($60.75, Amazon)

Elizabeth and James “Terri” Lace-Up Ankle Boots

Update (09/18/2013): I know these Elizabeth and James boots aren’t a perfect dupe match and at $475 not exactly budget-friendly, but if you’re looking for an Ann D. inspired closed-toe version these here are probably your best bet at the moment.

Elizabeth and James "Terri" Lace-Up Ankle Boots in black patent and brown suede (Ann Demeulemeester knockoffs)

Elizabeth and James “Terri” Lace-Up Ankle Bootsamazon
($475, Amazon)

Jeffrey Campbell “Cardiac” Lace-Up Booties

Update (09/18/2013): And here’s yet another Ann Demeulemeester inspired lace up boot by Jeffrey Campbell! What do you think of it?

Jeffrey Campbell "Cardiac" Lace-Up Booties in black (Ann Demeulemeester knockoffs)

Jeffrey Campbell “Cardiac” Lace-Up Bootiesls
($168, Shopbop)

Jeffrey Campbell + Free People Perspective Heels

Update (09/11/2013): Came across a tall boot version of the Jeffrey Campbell + Free People lace-up heels. Available in black or brown leather for $278! Absolutely love these boots, they’re so sexy!

Jeffrey Campbell + Free People Perspective Tall Lace-Up Open-Toe Boots in black (Ann Demeulemeester knockoffs)

Jeffrey Campbell + Free People Perspective Heels
($278, Free People)

Choies Peep toe Lace Up Sandal Boots

Update (08/11/2013): Seems like Ann Demeulemeester is “en vogue” again! Found another set of Ann D. Lace-Up Heel look-a-likes; this time at Choies. Also available in brown leather.

Choies Peep toe Lace Up Sandal Boots in black (Ann Demeulemeester knockoffs)

Choies Peep toe Lace Up Sandal Boots
($99.99, Choies)

Jeffrey Campbell + Free People Minimal Lace Up Heels

Update (07/16/2013): After almost 4 years Jeffrey Campbell re-released their highly coveted Ann Demeulemeester lace-up heels again exclusively for Free People. Availale in black, white, black and white, tan and grey.

Jeffrey Campbell + Free People Minimal Lace Up Heels in black (Ann Demeulemeester knockoffs)

Jeffrey Campbell + Free People Minimal Lace Up Heels
($178, Free People)

Jeffrey Campbell Corset Heels

Update (10/05/2009): More good news! Free People have finally restocked Jeffrey Campbell’s Ann Deumeulemeester knockoffs. Missed out on these the first time? Now is your chance to get hold of these cuties!

Sometimes I think everything Jeffrey Campbell does these days is copying other people’s work. Well, it may be unethical, but at least it allows us budget fashionistas to be fashionable without the hefty price tag. Look at these beautiful, almost identical knockoffs. Pretty amazing, huh? They sure are shamelessly expensive for knockoffs, but even priced at $198 they are about $700 les than the originals, so they can’t be TOO bad, right? All sizes are still available, but you better be fast as these knockoffs won’t stay for too long (they’re also exclusively sold at Free People, so if they are gone there, you won’t find them anywhere else).

Jeffrey Campbell Corset Heels black lace-up ankle boots (Ann Demeulemeester knockoffs)

Jeffrey Campbell Corset Heels
($198, Free People)

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Update: This post has been updated on August 29, 2017. Scroll down to see the new add.

I don’t actively follow swimwear fashion, so for me to take notice of a swimwear trend, it really takes a lot of hype and medial exposure (yes, I have seen you, Triangl bikinis!) or a very, very beautiful bikini/swimsuit. Marysia‘s scalloped “Antibes” swimwear is easily both: beautiful and dearly loved by celebs and online influencers worldwide. The scalloped swimsuits and bikinis regularly get a fair share of social media exposure and are universally flattering for women of all shapes and sizes. Now if only they weren’t so darn expensive, the “Antibes” bikini set will set you back $282.

Marysia Antibes Scalloped Bandeau Bikini in teal blue, black and white

Marysia Antibes Scalloped Bandeau Bikinils
($141 + $141, Neiman Marcus)

Also available at Shopbopls, Net-A-Porterls, Bergdorf Goodmanls, Zappos, Amazon, Ron Herman, Forward by Elyse Walker, Intermix, Revolve, Everything But Water, 6pm, Farfetchls, Saint Bernard, Club Monaco, J.Crew, Lane Crawfordls, Matches Fashionls, Avenue 32, Oxygen Boutiquels, MyTheresa & Stylebop.

Style Bloggers Love Marysia

Personal style bloggers such as Jessica Stein (Tuula Vintage), Nicole Warne (Gary Pepper Girl), Megan Runion (All Things Lovely), Chiara Ferragni (The Blonde Salad) have all been spotted wearing a Marysia Antibes Scalloped Bandeau Bikini.

Jessica Stein (Tuula Vintage), Nicole Warne (Gary Pepper Girl), Megan Runion (All Things Lovely), Chiara Ferragni (The Blonde Salad) wearing a Marysia Antibes Scalloped Bandeau Bikini

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Missguided Bow Front Scallop Edge Bikini

Update (08/29/2017): Discovered more Marysia Antibes inspired scallop bikinis today. They’re by Missguided, come in various colors and styles and the complete bikini set is only $43! Steal deal alert!

Missguided Bow Front Scallop Edge Bikini in black (Marysia Antibes dupes)

Missguided Bow Front Scallop Edge Bikini
($26 + $17, Missguided)

Also available at ASOS, Missguided (UK) & Missguided (EU + International).

Warehouse Scallop Edge Bandeau Bikini

Update (06/06/2017): Still looking for that standout bikini for your summer vacation? How about these lovely pieces by Warehouse which are a great alternative to the pricey Marysia Antibes scallop bikini above.

Warehouse Scallop Edge Bandeau Bikini in fuchsia pink and striped (Marysia Antibes dupes)

Warehouse Scallop Edge Bandeau Bikini
($32 + $29, ASOS)

The striped version is available here.

Express Scalloped Bandeau Bikini

Update (04/12/2017): Spotted these super cute Marysia Antibes bikini dupes at Express today. They’re available in various colors, so you can mix or match at your heart’s desire.

Express Scalloped Bandeau Bikini (Marysia Antibes dupes)

Express Scalloped Bandeau Bikini
($29.90 + $29.90, Express)

Vero Moda Gingham Bandeau Bikini with Scallop Trim

Update (04/12/2017): I also discovered this super cute Marysia inspired bandeau bikini by Vero Moda in a beautiful gingham print which is a huge trend this Spring by the way. The whole bikini set comes in at $55.

Vero Moda Gingham Bandeau Bikini with Scallop Trim in blue and white (Marysia Antibes dupes)

Vero Moda Gingham Bandeau Bikini with Scallop Trim
($29 + $26, ASOS)

Rosegal Scalloped Bandeau Bikini Set

Update (04/12/2017): Found spot-on Marysia Antibes look-alike bikinis at Rosegal and various other Asian-based online-shops. They come in multiple colors and designs and most of them are super cheap, but fit and sizing can be off sometimes when it comes to Asian clothing, so be aware of this possible issue and consider ordering various sizes (especially if your top and bottom aren’t 100% proportional).

Rosegal Scalloped Bandeau Bikini Set in white and ice blue (Marysia Antibes dupes)

Rosegal Scalloped Bandeau Bikini Set
($15.68, Rosegal)

Similar versions are also available at Zaful, Cupshe, Romwe & SheIn.

Pimkie Scallop Bandeau Bikini

Update (04/12/2017): Steal deal alert! Here’s another set of spot-on and budget-friendly Marysia scallop bikini dupes! These scalloped bikinis are by Pimkie, they come in various colors (pale pink is my favorite!) and the whole bikini set will cost you only £18.98!

Pimkie Scallop Bandeau Bikini (Marysia Antibes dupes)

Pimkie Scallop Bandeau Bikini
(£18.98, ASOS)

Also available at Pimkie.

Old Navy Scalloped Jacquard Bandeau Bikini

But look what we’ve discovered at Old Navy: a spot-on dupe of Marysia’s Antibes scallop bandeau bikini for a fraction of the real deal’s price, available in either turquoise or black. And the best part? The whole bikini set will cost you less than $50 compared to $272. Steal deal alert!

Old Navy Scalloped Jacquard Bandeau Bikini in teal blue and black (Marysia Swim Antibes knockoff)

Old Navy Scalloped Jacquard Bandeau Bikini
($24.94 + $22.94, Old Navy)

BP. Scallop Bandeau Bikini

Another beautiful and budget-friendly Marysia alternative are these lovely scalloped bikinis by BP. which are available in either white or black/white rose print and come with an optional halter strap. The whole set will cost you $60.

BP. Scallop Bandeau Bikini in white and black/white floral print (Marysia Antibes knockoffs)

BP. Scallop Bandeau Bikinils
($28 + $32, Nordstrom)

H&M Scalloped Bandeau Bikini

Cute bikini alert! I also came across this lovely white scalloped bandeau bikini by H&M which is obviously an awesome dupe for the Marysia Antibes bikini, but H&M’s version costs less than $35 (set price!) in comparison. Total no brainer here.

H&M Scalloped Bandeau Bikini in white (Marysia Antibes knockoff)

H&M Scalloped Bandeau Bikini Top
($19.99, H&M)

The scalloped bikini bottom ($14.99) is available here.

Accessorize “Sasha” Scalloped Bandeau Bikini

Last but not least, I also stumbled upon the “Sasha” bikini collection by Accessorize which, too, has some visible Marysia Antibes inspiration going on. The scalloped bikinis have an extra bow knot added on the bustier, they come in either white, navy or coral and a set costs less than $60. Super cute and super affordable, I love this steal!

Accessorize "Sasha" Scalloped Bandeau Bikini in white and navy (Marysia Antibes knockoffs)

Accessorize “Sasha” Scalloped Bandeau Bikinils
($29 + $27, Accessorize)

Also available at Accessorize (UK)ls.

Image source(s): Neiman Marcus, Tuula Vintage, Gary Pepper Girl, For All Things Lovely, The Blonde Salad, Missguided, Express, ASOS, Rosegal, Old Navy, Nordstrom, H&M, Accessorize

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Real vs. Steal – Céline Mini Luggage Tote

by Irina on August 26, 2017

Update: This post has been updated on August 26, 2017. Scroll down to see the new add.

Phoebe Philo sure knows the secret sauce to creating “It“-bags. Back when she was at Chloé we had the Paddington craze and years later when she returned to the fashion stage and started to design for Céline she did it all over again and made the “Luggage” tote the most sought-after bag in the whole wide fashion world. And as you can see below Hollywood loves their Mini Luggages, too! That’s why it’s practically impossible to get your hands on this bag. It consequently sells out, one bag at a time.

Céline Mini Luggage Tote in black

Céline Mini Luggage Tote
(~$1.700, Vestiaire Collective)

Also available at The RealReal.

Celebrities Love Céline

Miley Cyrus, Ashley Tisdale, Jessica Szohr, Kate Walsh, Oprah Winfrey and Mary-Kate Olsen carrying a Céline Mini Luggage Tote

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Ainifeel Genuine Leather Smile Top Handle Bag

Update (08/26/2017): If you still find yourself lusting after Céline’s Luggage tote, I just discovered these fabulous bag dupes by Ainifeel which look so much like the real deal but cost only a fraction. Available in 6 lovely colors: black, red, burgundy, dove blue, grey and beige. Absolutely adore these!

Ainifeel Genuine Leather Smile Top Handle Bag in red, black and burgundy (Céline Luggage dupes)

Ainifeel Genuine Leather Smile Top Handle Bagamazon
($119, Amazon)

10 Bells Structured All Day Shopper

Update (06/17/2013): Found another set of lovely Céline Luggage bag look-a-likes. Check out these faux leather bags by 10 Bells!

10 Bells Structured All Day Shopper in black and white (Céline Luggage knockoffs)

10 Bells Structured All Day Shopperls
($49.95 AUD, The Iconic)

BagInc “Lana” Leather Shoulder Bag

Deal: Use promo code SPRINGBAG for 15% off your order at BagInc!

I have waited almost half a year to write about the Céline Luggage tote simply because I wanted to find the perfect steal for you. Finally, I have found it! And here it is, waiting for you at BagInc. Practically twins, the only noticeable difference to me is the missing logo in the front. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this Céline look-a-like! It’s made of authentic leather, is well-crafted and you get all that for a little over $100 (less if you use our exclusive reader discount code above). You better grab this bag asap, it’s probably the next best thing if you can’t afford the original. If you’re looking for the just as coveted black-and-white version, check out BagInc’s “Vanessa” colorblock bag ($109).

BagInc "Lana" Leather Shoulder Bag in black and beige (Céline Mini Luggage dupe)

BagInc “Lana” Leather Shoulder Bag
($109, BagInc)

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Update: This post has been updated on August 23, 2017. Scroll down to see the new add.

When I was teenager I always wanted a pair of Timberland‘s Premium Work Boots, but my parents never bought them for me. And while I don’t think they would fit in my wardrobe now, there’s still a part in me that wants these shoes badly. But not for $169.95!

Timberland 6" Premium Work Boots in wheat nubuck

Timberland 6 Inch Premium Work Bootscj
($169.95, Zappos)

Also available at Amazonamazon, ShoeMallls, Nordstromls, Shoes.comls, 6pm, ASOS, ShopAkirals, Journeys, Urban Outfitters, Office, Amazon.co.ukamazon, Schuh.co.uk, The Iconicls & Amazon.deamazon.

Celebrities Love Timberland

Celebs such as Khloe Kardashian and Rihanna have all been spotted wearing Timberland 6″ Premium Work Boots.

Timberland 6" Premium Work Boots

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Charles Albert Combat Hiking Work Boots

Update (08/23/2017): Came across these super affordable Timberland boot look-alikes by Charles Albert and just had to share them with you.

Charles Albert Combat Hiking Work Boots in tan (Timberland 6 Premium dupes)

Charles Albert Combat Hiking Work Bootsamazon
($24.95, Amazon)

Westbuitti Gabrielle-1 Ankle Boots

Update (11/02/2015): And another fab Timberland work boot alternative has been unearthed! Check out this cool boot by Westbuitti for $43.95 which is also available in black. Use promo code LABORDAY17 to get 25% off your order at Shoes.com including free shipping and free exchanges (offer valid through September 5, 2017 at 4:59 AM PST).

Westbuitti Gabrielle-1 Ankle Boots in camel (Timberland 6 Premium knockoffs)

Westbuitti Gabrielle-1 Ankle Bootsls
($43.95, Shoes.com)

Mia “Everly / Eleana” Combat Boots

Update (11/02/2015): I also love this Timberland dupe by Mia which I have discovered recently. It’s available in various colors and is currently on sale for a budget-friendly $39.99! Yay!

Mia "Everly / Eleana" Combat Boots in chamois (Timberland 6 Inch Premium knockoffs)

Mia “Everly / Eleana” Combat Bootsamazon
($23.99, Amazon)

Also available at ShoeMetro & Nordstrom Rack.

Beston “Terrain” Work Boots

Update (11/02/2015): This faux leather boot by Beston is yet another fabulous and super affordable Timberland alternative. It retails for $42.95 and comes in various colors.

Beston "Terrain" Work Boots in wheat faux leather (Timberland 6 Premium knockoffs)

Beston “Terrain” Work Bootsls
($42.95, Shoes.com)

Also available at Amazon & Zulily.

River Island Suede Worker Boots

Update (06/14/2014): Came across these Timberland dupes for under $100 at River Island today.

River Island Suede Worker Boots in light brown (Timberland 6 Inch Premium knockoffs)

River Island Suede Worker Boots
($90, River Island)

Soda “Tanic” Work Boots

Update (02/10/2014): Found another Timberland work boot dupe! Check out these steal-worthy lace-up boots by Soda. Under $30!

Soda "Tanic" Work Boots in wheat (Timberland 6 Inch Premium knockoffs)

Soda “Tanic” Work Bootsamazon
($24.99-$27.99, Amazon)

Steve Madden “ASAP” Lace-Up Construction Boots

Update (01/04/2014): Steve Madden also came up with a Timberland 6 Inch Premium inspired work boot!

Steve Madden "ASAP" Lace-Up Construction Boots in wheat nubuck (Timberland 6 Inch Premium knockoffs)

Steve Madden “ASAP” Lace-Up Construction Bootsls
($109.95, Nordstrom)

Shoe Republic “Malika” Lace Up Lug Sole Work Boots

Update (01/04/2014): Accidentally stumbled upon these Timberland dupes by Shoe Republic aka Promise today!

Shoe Republic "Malika" Lace Up Lug Sole Work Boots in camel (Timberland 6 Inch Premium knockoffs)

Shoe Republic “Malika” Lace Up Lug Sole Work Boots
($24.89, Nordstrom Rack)

Report “Abby” Booties

While randomly browsing the new arrivals at ShoeMetro, I came across these Timberland work boot dupes by Report: same look, much nicer price tag.

Report "Abby" Booties in tan (Timberland 6 Inch Premium knockoffs)

Report “Abby” Booties
($24.99, Zappos)

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